Mount Washington http://nhpr.org en "Seek The Peak" Hiking Fundraiser Kicks Off On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/seek-peak-hiking-fundraiser-kicks-mount-washington <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of hikers are heading up the summit of the Northeast's highest peak to raise money for the nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual "Seek the Peak'' fundraiser at Mount Washington is being held Saturday. The event has raised more than $1.3 million since 2001, helping the observatory maintain its famous weather station atop the summit. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:07:09 +0000 Associated Press 52229 at http://nhpr.org "Seek The Peak" Hiking Fundraiser Kicks Off On Mount Washington Cog Railway Runs Daily, Introduces Biodiesel Engine http://nhpr.org/post/cog-railway-runs-daily-introduces-biodiesel-engine <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the Mount Washington Cog Railway's daily trips to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Cog Railway opened its 2014 season April 26, but operated weekends only until now.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 15:33:33 +0000 Associated Press 49115 at http://nhpr.org Cog Railway Runs Daily, Introduces Biodiesel Engine Ohio Couple Rescued From Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/ohio-couple-rescued-mount-washington <p></p><p>Fish and Game officers rescued two Ohio hikers from a trail on Mount Washington Thursday night because the pair didn&rsquo;t have flashlights.</p><p>The husband and wife, Robert Scanlon and Candy Neville &ndash; both in their mid-60&rsquo;s - from Shaker, Heights Ohio, rode the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington, Fish and Game Lt. Wayne Saunders said in a news release.</p><p>Then, they decided to hike down on the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:45:41 +0000 Chris Jensen 35748 at http://nhpr.org Ohio Couple Rescued From Mount Washington Man Killed In Fall On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/man-killed-fall-mount-washington <p>A 25-year-old hiker was fatally injured in a fall Thursday afternoon while coming down the Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Mount Washington, according to Sgt. Mark Ober of New Hampshire Fish and Game.</p><p>The man was hiking with friends and left the trail to get water and a better look at a waterfall when he slipped and fell about 150 feet&nbsp;“landing on a small ledge approximately three quarters of the way up the Headwall," Ober wrote in a news release.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:48:29 +0000 Chris Jensen 35331 at http://nhpr.org The Unusual Ascenders http://nhpr.org/post/unusual-ascenders-1 <div>The&nbsp;3rd&nbsp;Annual Alton&nbsp;Weagle&nbsp;Unusual Ascent Day took place this past Monday on Mount Washington. &nbsp;With fresh snow closing the summit, participants still gathered at the base of the Auto Road to walk, ran, paddle and roll their way to the&nbsp;snowline. Fri, 31 May 2013 11:08:02 +0000 Sean Hurley 28555 at http://nhpr.org The Unusual Ascenders Three Injured In Mount Washington Avalanche http://nhpr.org/post/three-injured-mount-washington-avalanche <p>Three climbers caught in an avalanche Thursday got a rapid, tumbling&nbsp;ride down Mount Washington’s Huntington Ravine. But apparently they were not seriously injured.</p><p>The men were in the central gully of the Huntington Ravine when the avalanche occurred&nbsp;just after&nbsp;5 pm, said Joe Lentini, a team leader for the <a href="http://www.nhmrs.org/">Mountain Rescue Service</a>, which participated in the rescue.</p><p>The snow rushing down the mountain was about waist deep, not enough to make being buried likely.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:38:52 +0000 Chris Jensen 20416 at http://nhpr.org Can You See New Hampshire From Mount Washington? And Other Unusual Questions Asked At the Summit http://nhpr.org/post/can-you-see-new-hampshire-mount-washington-and-other-unusual-questions-asked-summit <p>The summit of New Hampshire&rsquo;s highest mountain is, of course, known for the &ldquo;worst weather in the world.&rdquo; But we learned late last week that the summit of Mount Washington is also home to some of the greatest questions in the world.</p><p>&quot;This mountain is man made, isn&#39;t it?&quot;<br /> &quot;Which of those mountains out there is Everest?&quot;<br /> &quot;Is this named after the state of Washington?&quot;<br /> &quot;What percentage of people who come up here die?&quot;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:46:55 +0000 Brady Carlson & Andrew Parrella 9668 at http://nhpr.org Can You See New Hampshire From Mount Washington? And Other Unusual Questions Asked At the Summit Injured Boy Rescued On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/injured-boy-rescued-mount-washington <p>A 15-year-old was carried off Mount Washington Monday after he fell and injured his leg, according to a news release from Fish and Game.</p><p>Conservation Officer Matt Holmes said Michael Hery of Peabody, Massachusetts, was heading down the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail Monday morning when he fell.</p><p>Hery was traveling with his father, Peter, and a friend and the father went to the AMC&rsquo;s Lakes of the Clouds hut for help.</p><p>Employees of the hut then helped the youth get back to the hut where his leg was put in a splint.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:18:32 +0000 Chris Jensen 7563 at http://nhpr.org Injured Boy Rescued On Mount Washington Small Drone Aircraft Based Near Mount Washington, Report Says http://nhpr.org/post/small-drone-aircraft-based-near-mount-washington-report-says <p>Mount Washington may bill itself as having the “worst weather in the world,” but on a clear day, you can stand at the summit and see a whole lot - miles and miles into the distance.<br /> The US military apparently agrees.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:15:55 +0000 Brady Carlson 6905 at http://nhpr.org Small Drone Aircraft Based Near Mount Washington, Report Says Boston Man Missing After Falling Into Crevasse On Mount Washington http://nhpr.org/post/boston-man-missing-after-falling-crevasse-mount-washington <p>A Massachusetts man fell into a deep crevasse in the Tuckerman Ravine Sunday afternoon and is thought to have died, according to a news release late Monday from the White Mountain National Forest.</p><p>The man was identified as Norman Priebatsch of Boston. &nbsp;He was said to be in his late 60&rsquo;s.</p><p>He was hiking with friends when he tripped and slid down a slope before falling into a crevasse between areas known as the Lunch Rocks and The Lip.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:47:53 +0000 Chris Jensen 2894 at http://nhpr.org To the Top of Mount Washington, By Dog Team http://nhpr.org/post/top-mount-washington-dog-team <p><a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/finally-little-winter">The winter storm</a> was a change of pace for just about every part of New Hampshire, with the exception of Mount Washington. The forecasters who work at the Mount Washington Observatory <a href="http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/comments/index.php" target="_blank">say they&rsquo;ve been getting snow all week, and at night winds of over 100 miles per hour</a>.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:15:05 +0000 Brady Carlson 2235 at http://nhpr.org To the Top of Mount Washington, By Dog Team New (And Weird) Mount Washington Auto Road Ascents http://nhpr.org/post/new-and-weird-mount-washington-auto-road-ascents <p>Several new records were set Saturday for first ascents of the Mount Washington Auto Road involving roller skis, a unicycle and driving backwards.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I felt quite comfortable to four-mile but from there up it was getting hard,&rdquo; said Sue Wemyss, 51, of Randolph. She arrived first, skiing up the 7.6 miles in two hours and 15 seconds.</p><p>&nbsp;While the weather was mostly clear the last few miles were in windy, foggy conditions.</p> Sun, 29 May 2011 20:00:39 +0000 Chris Jensen 3 at http://nhpr.org New (And Weird) Mount Washington Auto Road Ascents